The idealist wants extra credit for the wrong answer.
Error is boundless.
Nor hope nor doubt,
Though both be groundless,
Will average out.
Every established bad practice relies on a vivid and convincing precedent; it has always worked, at least once.
Being right twice a day makes a stopped clock useless: it can’t be depended on even for the wrong time.
There are people who say a lot of true things, and people who say a lot of insightful things, but not the same people.
Enthusiastic agreement is an infallible sign that you have not been understood.
With each passing year I find the argument that “no one could possibly be that stupid” less persuasive.
Now and then, in support of a cause, someone exhorts me so ardently, so passionately, so articulately, that I know in my gut, without consulting the facts, that he is wrong.
We argue over the name when we have forgotten the thing.
I don’t want you to change your opinion. I want you to abandon your opinion.
The only known cure for More for Some is Less for All.